Forked-eye motif on a chunkey player (incised shell gorget, Perry Co., Missouri).
|Finally, falcon symbols appear more frequently than on art works depicting the falcon-priest. Barred wing feather and the forked-eye also appear on some images of chunkey players. The co-occurrence of falcon imagery with a competitive game again suggests that the falcon conveyed swiftness and physical might to Mississippians. Thus, like the ball-games of Mesoamerica, it seems likely that chunkey was more than a game, but in certain arenas carried socio-political importance.|
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